Fund The Purchase Of Real Estate

Accessing Your Checkbook IRA Funds To Invest In Foreign Real Estate

Feb. 18, 2011, Panama City, Panama: With a Self-Directed, or Checkbook, IRA, you can tap your IRA funds for the purpose of investing in foreign real estate.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

Buying real estate overseas isn't complicated, but finding the capital to finance it can be. It's not possible to borrow locally for the purchase of real estate in many countries, including many of the ones that might interest you most. Where it is possible, you typically can get a mortgage only up to the age you can get a local life insurance policy (which is generally 75). This means that, if you're 65, you'll be able to get only up to a 10-year mortgage from a bank.

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Budget For Making A Move Overseas

The Capital Costs Of Launching A New Life In Paradise

Feb. 17, 2011, Panama City, Panama: Your getting-started retire-overseas capital budget can be very controlled, as little as a few thousand dollars.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

We write all the time about how much it costs to live overseas, providing detailed budgets for expenses in different locations we recommend.

But...what does it cost to get there in the first place?

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How To Make Friends In Your New Home

Making Local Friends

Feb. 16, 2011, Panama City, Panama: Whatever your interests, living or retired overseas, you’ll find like-minded new friends if you make the effort.

"A Beachfront Retirement In Panama"-- Richard Burry came to Panama City to manage a call center. When it came time to return home to Canada several years later, Burry and his wife Jamuna decided they would rather stay put in Panama. That's how their overseas retirement adventures began...

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

Our first friends in Ireland were tradesmen. Lief and I both were working full-time, departing for the office early each morning and returning home in time for dinner each evening, leaving little opportunity for socializing. Whatever free time I had during our first two years in the country I invested in renovating and then furnishing and decorating the old house in the country we'd bought to make our new home.

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Escape Offshore To Your Own Haven

Plan B--What To Do If The Doomsayers Are Right

Feb. 15, 2011, Azuero Sunset Coast, Panama: If the world goes as crazy as some pundits predict, you’ll want a safe haven for escape.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

What if the doomsayers are right? What if civilization as we know it is headed off a cliff, as they continue to predict?

What if markets crumble, countries default, currencies devalue, inflation roars, monetary systems collapse, panic takes hold, unrest spreads...

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Retire To San Salvador, El Salvador

In This Emerging Retirement Haven, The Lights Are On And Somebody's Home

Feb. 14, 2011, San Salvador, El Salvador: San Salvador, El Salvador, is a rising retire-overseas star, a now safe and stable country boasting developed infrastructure and an affordable cost of living.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

"If El Salvador could be said to have a new national bird, it would be the building crane," writes Correspondent Michael Paladin in his complete report on this country featured in this month's issue of the Overseas Retirement Letter.

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Kathleen Peddicord is the founder of the Live and Invest Overseas publishing group. With more than 25 years experience covering this beat, Kathleen reports daily on current opportunities for living, retiring, and investing overseas in her free e-letter.

Her book, How To Retire Overseas—Everything You Need To Know To Live Well Abroad For Less, was recently released by Penguin Books.

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